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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 23, 2009 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino/GDP Suck!

my guess is the cardboard is their "friendly to the earth" less plastics response...but as noted by many makes for a self-defeating scratch problem that makes you have to throw the discs into a landfill where they sit forever anyway.

There's plenty to complain about with these releases, don't get me wrong. I just happen to be a sucker for liner notes in general, and with a little effort they could make these special. There are actually plenty of voices HERE that I would love to hear pontificate in an official release on WHY this or that show deserves its own special spotlight. (Wouldn't you, the esteemed Mr. Tell, welcome the chance to essay on the value of your favorite '68 show? Or hear SDH discuss a stellar '81 release--where are THOSE, btw?)

I'm also just not a "all or nothing" show guy. I rarely listen to an entire show all the way thru (especially the marathon '73 - '74 behemoths with their 45-minute Darkstars) so I don't really get bothered by the chopping up of shows as long as they include the best stuff and the sound is impeccable.

I was listening to the WRS>Jam>OtherOne>It'sASin>StellaBlue from this RT release and damn if I can find a single thing to bitch about there. It's about as good as it gets for '74.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 23, 2009 8:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rhino/GDP Suck!

Ha--funny, and you're right: the green approach, which I laud, could backfire in this case!

And yeah, I am a sucker too, though I over-stated it above cause I am really pissed about the packaging...can't we have both good packing and notes? C'mon!

Likewise, I really don't care about the whole complete show biz, though I see the point at some level.

Until SCB told me about them, I didn't even realize that two of my fav shows, 4-5-69 and 6-7-70 have a couple of the worst songs on them, ever! I just never listen to the entire thing...